Center Theatre at Seattle Center Armory
305 Harrison Street, Lower Queen Anne, Seattle
Jende and Neni Jonga have recently emigrated from Cameroon to America to try to make a new life for themselves and their young son. When the Great Recession starts to upend the economy, the Jongas begin to grasp the fragility of the American dream. Imbolo Mbue masterfully weaves a story of class divide, immigration, and marriage in her remarkable debut novel.
Behold the Dreamers is a New York Times bestseller, winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and a pick for Oprah’s Book Club.
Sylvester Kamara and Anjelica McMillan play Jende and Neni Jonga. The ensemble cast includes Marcel Davis, Beth DeVries, Bailey Ellis, Kamaria Hallums-Harris, Ronnie Hill, Selena Whitaker-Paquiet and David Quicksall.
The design team includes scenic design by Christopher Mumaw, costume design by Danielle Nieves, lighting design by Emily Leong, sound design by Justin Johnson and properties design by Robin Macartney. Brandon J. Simmons is associate director, Gin Hammond and Dimitri Woods are dialect coaching, and Minita Gandhi is the dramaturg.